I don’t necessarily agree with every position these organizations take, but they are organizations with whom I have worked that provide credible information and opportunities to act.

Asian American Justice Center (The most influential national Asian American civil and human rights organization in Washington, DC, affiliated with the Asian Law Caucus, Asian American Institute and Asian Pacific American Legal Center)

Common Cause (Chaired by Robert Reich and led by Bob Edgar, a powerful national advocate for campaign finance reform and transparency in government with chapters and offices in many states)

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights ( – “the” civil and human rights coalition in DC – every major civil rights legislation has had the help of this group born in the civil rights movement)

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (primarily African American civil rights litigation group that leverages the pro bono support of law firms across the country)

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF – venerable Hispanic civil rights litigation group with offices in California, Illinois and Texas)

NAACP Legal Defense Fund (Won many of the landmark civil rights cases for African Americans, beginning under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall)

National Council of La Raza (one of the most influential Hispanic policy advocacy organizations with affiliates across the country who provide services and technical assistance)

National Immigration Law Center (provides technical assistance and litigation on behalf of immigrants – great source for information on both federal and state laws that impact immigrants)

Rights Working Group (Post 9/11 civil liberties and civil and human rights coalition that works on both national and local immigrant rights campaigns)


Angry Asian Man

Jeff Yang